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According to Berger, the media portrayed black people as victims of violence to catch the attention of white viewers. However, I somewhat disagree with this statement. There are very famous photographs of black activists such as Martin Luther King for example. When we think back on him we remember the image of someone who stood up for his rights, not really a victim of violence. I believe photographers did a little of both back in the day and today. And I do believe photographs of them standing up for their rights circulated around quickly within the whites because a group of people they hate standing up will definitely be talked about. Although in recent times the image of George Floyd’s death gained a lot of viewers, today the media shows us more and more activists who are standing up to law enforcement and won’t be victimized.

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